LIFE+STYLE / November 9, 2018 Essay: Can We Separate Art From the Artist?

By: Onyekachi Akalonu, Staff Reporter In the past year, social media has been divided on an issue in the music, especially Hip Hop, industry: Can we separate the art from the artist? This practice of “cancelling” “problematic” artists is especially prevalent in the Hip Hop and consequently, Black community. Unlike the majority, minority groups, such as...

LIFE+STYLE / November 9, 2018 Essay: Plus-Size Women Deserve on Screen Representation, Off Screen Respect

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Among the many social and political topics that have been brought to the table during 2018, the idea of representation sits as one of the most prevalent. Black kids had quite a few wins in the representation field this year with the premieres of films like Black Panther and A...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / November 3, 2018 Review: Black Work Through A White Lens | HU Lends to National Art Gallery Gordon Parks Exhibition

By: Jade Flint, Culture Editor In almost every major museum in this global contemporary time, white curators are proposing and executing exhibitions that are pulling forward subsequently forgotten African American art history to the world stage with increasing popularity. For example, currently Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, a review...

HOMECOMING, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Anok Yai: Where is She Now?

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Howard homecoming is iconic and has been for decades. In the 80’s and 90’s Howard’s homecoming was the place to be if you were an artist who wanted to push their music out into the world. From Biggie to Drake, we have had some of the most amazing stars pop...

HOMECOMING, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Ryan Jamaal Swain of ‘Pose’ Fame Returns to HU

By: Sasha Charlemagne, Staff Reporter Ryan Jamaal Swain is a multitude of amazing things, from actor to dancer to tennis player but his role as Howard Alum is what brought him to campus this week. Ryan received his B.F.A from Howard and was able to share his experiences as a student and as a professional...

Culture, LIFE+STYLE / October 29, 2018 Perspective: Our New ‘Cancel Culture’ is Ineffective

By: Ahmari Anthony, Staff Reporter Last week, Twitter saw the swift demise of the once beloved Brother Nature due to the surfacing of old tweets. Most of the tweets are from 2012 and in them Brother Nature spewed anti-Semitic insults and racist remarks about Jay-Z looking like a monkey. Prior to that, last month, some...

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COLUMN — The Impact of Ava DuVernay
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COLUMN — The Impact of Ava DuVernay

By Chantè Russell, Culture Staff Writer Posted 3:35 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 Ava DuVernay has been nominated for two Academy Awards and four Golden Globes. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, DuVernay won the Best Director Prize for her film, “Middle of Nowhere” Since then, DuVernay’s work has been extremely successful. “Selma,” “Scandal,” “Queen Sugar” and even…

PERSPECTIVE — Art All Night In D.C.
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PERSPECTIVE — Art All Night In D.C.

By Shai Vaz, Culture Staff Writer Posted 1:55 PM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 When given the opportunity to attend an all night art show, I was expecting an art studio or warehouse large enough to house the entire D.C. community and its artists. Instead, the curators of Art All Night provided me with something better. With…

2016 Emmy Awards: Only the Strong Survive
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2016 Emmy Awards: Only the Strong Survive

By Montana Couser, Culture Contributing Writer Posted 11:20 AM EST, Tues., Oct. 4, 2016 The Emmy Awards is one of those awards shows you don’t miss. Whether or not you watch for the winners, best dressed, or host (this year being Jimmy Kimmel, who does not disappoint with his hilarious skits) most tune in each year. Often,…

COLUMN — About Last Weekend: DC’s Art All Night Festival
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COLUMN — About Last Weekend: DC’s Art All Night Festival

By Kyana Harris, Culture Staff Columnist Posted 2:47 PM EST, Mon., Oct. 3, 2016 If you slept on last month’s Art All Night: Made in D.C. festival, you missed out. Paintings, murals, sculptures, African drumming, stepping, a documentary, poetry and other art exclusively by native D.C. artists was the spotlight last Saturday, September 24 from 7 p.m. to…

PERSPECTIVE: Freedom Rings Through NMAAHC Celebration
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PERSPECTIVE: Freedom Rings Through NMAAHC Celebration

By Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 7:25 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 Adjacent to the brand new Smithsonian National African American History and Culture Museum and just below the Washington Monument, thousands rapped along to “Fight the Power” as infamous hip-hop group Public Enemy captivated the audience in celebration of the museum’s opening. Hours before, President…

#ExperienceBlueprint: Yardfest is Back. Yet 2016 Howard Homecoming Will Be More Alumni Focused.
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#ExperienceBlueprint: Yardfest is Back. Yet 2016 Howard Homecoming Will Be More Alumni Focused.

The Hilltop Newspaper will be reporting a series on #ExperienceBluePrint before, during and after. Here, our Editor-in-Chief gives an overview of what’s to come for Howard Homecoming 2016. By Paul Holston, Editor-in-Chief Posted 6:00 PM EST, Sat., Oct. 1, 2016 Updated 12:22 AM EST, Thurs., Oct. 20, 2016 Autumn has finally arrived in the nation’s capital. And with…

Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush
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Jay-Z and the History of the War on Drugs: From Prohibition to Gold Rush

By  Jaylin Paschal, Culture Staff Writer Posted 11:25 PM EST, Mon., Sept. 26, 2016 By this point, it’s common knowledge that “the War on Drugs” was little more than a systemic, institutional measure designed to disenfranchise Black and Latino communities. The initiative was a complex movement, which continues to unjustly impact its victims today. Layer upon layer…

Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’
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Lupita Nyong’o Delves Into the ‘Queen of Katwe’

By Victoria Jones, Howard University News Service Posted 2:35 PM EST, Sun., Sept. 25, 2016 Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o stars in “Queen of Katwe,” a true tale about a Kenyan girl who dreamed about becoming a chess grand master. The film, which opened this weekend, depicts the life of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan chess prodigy…

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